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Greetings,

Doctors for Change encourages you to get into action this month for something you care about. Our committees at DFC are passionate about improving the health of communities in Houston and Texas through education, collaboration, research, and advocacy. Learn more about our committees and consider getting involved #forchange.  

 
Below are additional opportunities for you to get involved with Doctors for Change and our partner organizations to improve the health of Houston. Let's get into action this month.   

Doctors for Change

Jorge Cruz
Program Manager
Jorge@doctorsforchange.org
Doctors for Change
www.doctorsforchange.org

The Public Charge Rule Change: What it Means for Patient Care

Thursday, September 26, 2019
 
Presented by DFC, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, and BakerRipley. Learn about the upcoming rule change on Public Charge as well as discuss with other health care, social services, and public health professionals how organizations providing services to immigrant communities can best dispel myths and continue to care for individuals and families. 
Free Registration

DFC Membership & Leadership Meeting

Monday, September 30, 2019
You are invited to participate in DFC's monthly membership/leadership meeting that brings together all members from our committees, student chapters, and leadership to discuss current projects and opportunities to get involved. Your participation is important to us! 
Please RSVP

UTHealth Presents We Move Forward: Diverse Perspectives on Sex Work

Monday, October 7-8, 2019
Free Registration
The We Move Forward: Diverse Perspectives on Sex Work conference will explore strategies to improve the safety and health of those involved in sex work. Experts will discuss ways to reduce inequalities, improve outcomes, and offer supports and services for individuals engaged in transactional sex for socioeconomic reasons

Vox Culture Presents Finding Our 'Goldfish': Mental Health Workshop 

Saturday, October 12, 2019​
This event is structured for youth who might be experiencing personal challenges and provides an opportunity to explore their internal elements.
Free Registration

Preserving Communities of Color Annual Conference

Thursday, October 31- November 2, 2019
Doctors for Change is co-hosting day two of the Preserving Communities of Color Conference. Join us as we discuss the impacts of implicit bias and structural racism on health, housing, and environment. Discussions will focus on threats to the quality of life in communities of color including environmental threats such as pollution as well as intrusive divisions created by railroads and freeways. We will discuss health equity and the need for more culturally competent health services. And finally, we will discuss the state of housing in communities of color. 
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2019 Youth Art Contest is Live! (HEAL)

Now through November 1, 2019
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Doctors for Change (DFC) invites Houston area youths (grades K-12th) to enter our 2019 art, creative writing, photography, and video media contest with a chance to win one of several prizes! Please share this opportunity to your network!

Get Your Rear in Gear Houston

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Funds raised at this event will be granted by the Colon Cancer Coalition to support colon cancer screening, awareness, and patient support programs in the Houston-area.

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